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8 Day Classic Northern Discovery

Kirra Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Wellington

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Kirra's 8 Day Classic Northern Discovery. Join Kirra on a 8 day coach tour through the centre of the North Island experiencing New Zealand's natural wonders such as the geothermal region of Rotorua before enjoying the vineyards...read more


Operator: Kirra
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic Collection
Max Group Size: 48
Duration: 8 Days
From: Auckland to Wellington
Tour Code: PX
Visits: New Zealand
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$ 2,317
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day


Arrive Auckland

Welcome to New Zealand! A Kirra Tours representative will greet you at the airport with transport waiting to take you to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Hotel

Auckland - Bay of Islands

Drive north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Meet your local Maori guide who will provide an insight and history of the Bay of Islands before a visit to New Zealand's birthplace, Waitangi. A self guided tour through the Treaty House, the Maori Meeting House and war canoe. This afternoon enjoy a launch cruise to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and "Hole in the Rock". Cruise past many of the islands of the Bay. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse. Stay Two Nights: Copthorne Bay of Islands (B/D)

Bay of Islands

Today is at your leisure, take the time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Your Coach Captain will happily assist with arranging activities for you. Why not try a full day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's northern most point. Alternatively, explore historic Russell, New Zealand's first settlement and visit it's original Church, Mission House and Museum. (B/D)

Bay of Islands - Auckland - Rotorua

Today we travel south through the city of Whangarei to Warkworth and onto Auckland with its majestic harbour. A visit to the summit of Sky Tower, at 328m the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, for panoramic views across the city and its two harbours, the Domain and the central city area. Cross the Bombay Hills to the lush farmlands of the Waikato noted for its horse studs and the bush clad Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua, the centre of Maori culture and famous for its geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming craters. Stay Two Nights: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (B/D)


A sightseeing tour visits the Agrodome to see a display featuring New Zealand's various sheep breeds and sheep shearing and Rainbow Springs to see Rainbow and Brown trout and native birds including the Kiwi. The spectacular Skyline Gondola offers superb views over city, lake and mountains and for a little excitement try a Luge ride with our compliments. There will be time this afternoon for optional activities. This evening you visit Tamaki Village for an evening of fun and culture. You will experience a traditionally prepared Maori Hangi (feast) followed by a cultural performance featuring Maori songs, chants and dance including the stirring haka. (B/D)

Rotorua - Taupo - Art Deco Napier

View the mighty Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal project before stopping at Lake Taupo, the largest in New Zealand. Continue on to Napier, often regarded as the world's Art Deco capital. On arrival, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of the city. Stay: Scenic Te Pania Hotel, Napier (B/D)

Napier - Wairarapa - Wellington

Orchards and vineyards give way to farmland as you travel into the rural heartland of the Wairarapa region. Stop at historic Greytown to view excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture before travelling over the Rimutaka Ranges to Wellington, the nation's capital, where you enjoy a city tour on arrival. Stay: Ibis Wellington (B/D)

Depart Wellington

Today is goodbye to all your new found friends before you make your homeward journey. You will be transferred to Wellington Airport to join your flight home. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation in superior hotels
  • 7 fully cooked breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D)
  • Travel by 5 star luxury touring coach
  • Guided by a professional Coach Captain
  • Hotel porterage
  • Complimentary private airport transfers

Tour Highlights

Iconic Sightseeing


Operator Details

Kirra Reviews: (13)
Tours on Sale: 14
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 48 & 24
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: New Zealand

Reviews (1)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Classic Northern Discovery with Kirra.
Sep 2012
4 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“A great trip and we would book with Global Journeys again”
Booking With Global Journeys
The tour was great. Our coach driver / guide was excellent - a good mixture of humour, information and helpfulness - especially when I had a dental issue which was resolved successfully. The accommodation was great - we had habour views in Wellington - superb! The meals were excellent and we are now working on shedding the extra kilos we put on. All meals were of high quality and also well presented. Staff at all venues were professional, helpful and courteous. It was great that we chose a guaranteed tour - there were only 16 on our coach and we enjoyed the company of the other travelers. A highlight of the tour was the visit to a Maori village with all of the beautiful singing, dancing, introduction to their culture and a great meal to top it off. All in all it was a great trip and we would book with Global Journeys again. Thank you.
2017-18 SEASON
Nov 2017 - May 2018

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